HCM City Vice Chairman Duong Anh Duc has said that in the 5th phase of Covid-19 vaccination campaign, the city has administered 170,177 vaccine doses.
According to Duc, the Ministry of Health has decided to allocate 612,600 doses of AstraZeneca vaccines, 235,200 doses of Moderna vaccines, and 54,990 doses of Pfizer vaccines to the city.
The HCM City Center for Disease Control has received a total of 902,790 doses, including 610,000 doses of AstraZeneca,
108,000 doses of Moderna and 25,740 doses of Pfizer vaccine.
The city has allocated 432,718 vaccine doses to districts, medical facilities, and hospitals to vaccinate the targeted groups of people. Since July 22, a total of 170,177 doses of vaccine have been administered at 606 vaccination sites across the city.
The Vice Chairman said that 189 cases of post-injection reactions were reported, without serious cases. Most of the cases with post-injection reactions were people over 65 years old with underlying diseases.
Duc said that the city can administer 100,000 vaccine doses per day. The vaccination pace could be faster but vaccination must be organized safely to prevent mass gatherings during the time of social distance.
Duc also said that HCM City is speeding up the purchase of vaccines with 100% capital mobilized from the society, not using the budget.
Previously, Ho Chi Minh City Chairman Nguyen Thanh Phong said that the city targets vaccinating two-thirds of the city's population to achieve the goal of herd immunity by the end of 2021.
Vaccination is now the top priority in the city's epidemic prevention and control strategy.
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